Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 6, 2019 – A 19-year-old driver was arrested in connection with a car accident in North Port, Florida, that killed a 17-year-old girl and injured three other passengers. A man was also charged in the case for supplying alcohol to minors.
A 19-year-old driver was charged with a single count of DUI manslaughter and three counts of DUI with personal injury. She was driving a blue 2010 Toyota SUV that was involved in a one-vehicle rollover crash. Officers from the North Port Police Department arrived at the intersection of Genip Court and Joewood Circle in response to reports about the incident.
“Purchasing alcohol for people who are underage and driving under the influence of alcohol can lead to serious consequences,” said Robert Joyce, a Tampa car accident attorney with Joyce and Reyes Law Firm P.A., who is not involved in the case. “In this situation, the irresponsible behavior of a few individuals resulted in a tragic accident that impacted the lives of so many young people.”
A 17-year-old female passenger was killed after being ejected from the vehicle. She and others involved in the accident were North Port High School students. Three teenaged passengers were transported to local hospitals to receive medical treatment for non-life threatening injuries.
There were 13 people inside the SUV, hanging out of the window and on top of the roof while it was moving. The crash occurred when the driver failed to navigate a curve. Police said they have established probable cause that the driver was intoxicated.
Police arrested a 22-year-old man for providing alcohol to the teens before the fatal SUV crash. The man was charged with eight counts of supplying alcohol to minors. Just two individuals involved in the car accident were of legal drinking age. Police spokesman Joshua Taylor described the accident as “completely avoidable, completely sad.”
“While no amount of money can heal the effects of a devastating accident, individuals who have been hurt in a car crash may be able to pursue compensation for their injuries,” said Joyce. “It is best to speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.”
Learn more at https://www.joyceandreyespa.com/
Joyce and Reyes Law Firm, P.A.
307 S Hyde Park Ave
Tampa, FL 33606
View Larger Map
- What to Do After a Car Accident
Car accidents are potentially life-changing events that can do far more the physically cripple victims. Under many circumstances, car accidents also can bankrupt victims when the medical costs greatly exceed any insurance coverage amounts. The following tips should help to ensure maximum payouts when involved in a car accident. Almost everyone has a cellphone that […]
- Uber, Lyft are driving accident fatalities
In large cities, ride-hailing services provide an affordable alternative to taxi cabs, without the hassle of mass public transportation systems. Uber is the king of ride-hailing services, with Lyft a slightly distant second across the nation. Since their sudden rise starting in 2011, a new study suggests they have increased traffic fatalities in large cities […]
- Common signs of nursing home abuse
Placing a loved one in a nursing home is often a very difficult decision that a family has to make. Usually, a family makes this decision because ultimately they believe their loved one will have a better life and be well taken care of. However, in some Florida nursing facilities, families learn that not only […]
- Accident involving pedestrian ends in fatality
On September 14, 2018, a fatal accident involving a Gibsonton woman occurred on U.S. 301 in Hillsborough County, Florida. The pedestrian accident occurred near Sabal Industrial Boulevard. The Florida Highway Patrol reported that the woman was walking southbound on the side of U.S. 301 when she was struck in the head by the side mirror […]
- Serious injuries caused by dump truck accident in Hillsborough County, Florida
On August 22, 2018, three children and one adult were seriously injured when a dump truck hit their vehicle head-on. The crash occurred on US 309 in Hillsborough County, Florida. The Florida Highway Patrol reported that the dump truck driver failed to see stopped traffic in front of him and swerved into the opposite lane […]